No one I know likes to be told what to think, do or say. People would rather contemplate and discuss things, than listen to someone preach to them. Tone is so important in writing; an open-minded tone, one that values the reader, knowing each and every reader comes from different places and experiences in life, is welcoming and friendly, as well as a joy to read.
One of my favorite sayings is, “Don’t kill a fly with a sledge hammer.” This philosophy holds true in so many circumstances. Sharing your point of view in your writing is one thing. Imposing it on your readers, as if they haven’t the ability to think for themselves is quite another. That’s why it is so important to keep an open mind, not only when you are writing, but also when you’re doing your research, because if you do, you’ll be able to engage your audience, and if you engage your audience, you’re more likely to be popular with it.
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